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Meet Max & Alex. Reformed intergalactic assassins-for-hire. On the run. Also super gay. Their former boss - a fluffy monkey with a jetpack - is hot on their tail to take back his stolen ship. They gotta eat (tacos preferably), so they take a mission from Alex's old flame. Your standard no-kill, casualty-free kidnapping recovery from a nearby moon. Only complication? Half t Meet Max & Alex. Reformed intergalactic assassins-for-hire. On the run. Also super gay. Their former boss - a fluffy monkey with a jetpack - is hot on their tail to take back his stolen ship. They gotta eat (tacos preferably), so they take a mission from Alex's old flame. Your standard no-kill, casualty-free kidnapping recovery from a nearby moon. Only complication? Half the moon is ruled by a fascist dictator hostile to foreigners. They're the Killer Queens, so what could possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything. After their ship is forced to crash land way off target, they have to escape from a high-security detention center run by a race of alien xenophobes. Then it s all laser blasts and one-liners until they face the choice between getting paid for their mission or helping out a struggling group of refugees fighting a rebellion. Tacos are overrated, anyway.


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Meet Max & Alex. Reformed intergalactic assassins-for-hire. On the run. Also super gay. Their former boss - a fluffy monkey with a jetpack - is hot on their tail to take back his stolen ship. They gotta eat (tacos preferably), so they take a mission from Alex's old flame. Your standard no-kill, casualty-free kidnapping recovery from a nearby moon. Only complication? Half t Meet Max & Alex. Reformed intergalactic assassins-for-hire. On the run. Also super gay. Their former boss - a fluffy monkey with a jetpack - is hot on their tail to take back his stolen ship. They gotta eat (tacos preferably), so they take a mission from Alex's old flame. Your standard no-kill, casualty-free kidnapping recovery from a nearby moon. Only complication? Half the moon is ruled by a fascist dictator hostile to foreigners. They're the Killer Queens, so what could possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything. After their ship is forced to crash land way off target, they have to escape from a high-security detention center run by a race of alien xenophobes. Then it s all laser blasts and one-liners until they face the choice between getting paid for their mission or helping out a struggling group of refugees fighting a rebellion. Tacos are overrated, anyway.

30 review for Killer Queens

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alexander Peterhans

    I really enjoyed this! Two gay main characters, actual funny sassiness, a plot that keeps moving, an adorable fluffy monkey as the bad guy.. what more do you want. All told with a sweet sauce of sci-fi pulp satire draped over it. Lovely. (Thanks to Dark Horse Books for providing me with an ARC through Edelweiss)

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rod Brown

    The tagline is, "Putting the sass in assassin!" but the protagonists are no longer assassins and their level of sass is decidedly low. It's not bad -- the art is fine at least -- but until the otter bonus story in the back it wasn't particularly amusing. Maybe promote the otter to headliner? The tagline is, "Putting the sass in assassin!" but the protagonists are no longer assassins and their level of sass is decidedly low. It's not bad -- the art is fine at least -- but until the otter bonus story in the back it wasn't particularly amusing. Maybe promote the otter to headliner?

  3. 4 out of 5

    anna (½ of readsrainbow)

    rep: lesbian mc, gay mc, gay character, lesbian characters think sci-fi but with the vibes of a '60s-written story. this is truly just a gay romp. doesn't take itself seriously at all, and so u can have FUN with it. don't expect a tight plot, expect gay shenanigans & horrible innuendos rep: lesbian mc, gay mc, gay character, lesbian characters think sci-fi but with the vibes of a '60s-written story. this is truly just a gay romp. doesn't take itself seriously at all, and so u can have FUN with it. don't expect a tight plot, expect gay shenanigans & horrible innuendos

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    This was fun, and silly, which I really appreciated. The action was a little hard to follow between issue 3 and 4, but it was a good time. My thoughts on this book are in this wrap up video. This was fun, and silly, which I really appreciated. The action was a little hard to follow between issue 3 and 4, but it was a good time. My thoughts on this book are in this wrap up video.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lola

    The best way to put it is gay assassin's in space getting rid of a fascist dictator. The best way to put it is gay assassin's in space getting rid of a fascist dictator.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    Read more graphic novel reviews at The Graphic Library. Alex and Max are Reformed Assassins for Hire who scuttled away from their employer after a job included killing children. Now, they take odd jobs doing dangerous things so they can get paid and eat tacos. They take a highly dangerous job from one of Alex’ old flames to sneak into a fascist country on the planet Antigone and rescue two kids who have been taken as political prisoners. But Bieti, their former employer and a very fluffy monkey, Read more graphic novel reviews at The Graphic Library. Alex and Max are Reformed Assassins for Hire who scuttled away from their employer after a job included killing children. Now, they take odd jobs doing dangerous things so they can get paid and eat tacos. They take a highly dangerous job from one of Alex’ old flames to sneak into a fascist country on the planet Antigone and rescue two kids who have been taken as political prisoners. But Bieti, their former employer and a very fluffy monkey, demands his ship back. He follows the two towards Antigone and causes them to crash land, giving up any sort of element of surprise they might have had. Now, they have to escape a high-security prison and break into an even higher-security prison to get the job done. That is, if Max can stop hitting on everything long enough to formulate an escape plan. This is a fun adventure story with a fairly loose plot that focuses more on the innuendos and jokes than anything else. Max is extremely flirtatious towards any male - human or not - which sometimes works to his advantage, but not often. The illustrations are so colorful and invoke feelings of watching The Jetsons that sent me back to my childhood. This is a fast read with sparse details on all characters, but somehow not having a deep-dive on any character doesn't leave you confused, but rather wanting more from what is undoubtedly a colorful cast of folks. Readers shouldn't go into this comic to find something serious and deep - it's mostly just the silly escapades of two skilled people, in a universe where almost no one is straight. Lots of sexual jokes and situations makes this a title better suited for older high school readers. Sara's Rating: 9/10 Suitability Level: Grades 10-12

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lillian Francis

    So much fun. Cheesy, tongue in check 80's style sci-fi with queer characters. Makes my heart happy. So much fun. Cheesy, tongue in check 80's style sci-fi with queer characters. Makes my heart happy.

  8. 4 out of 5

    David

    One of the better gay comics I've read in a while. I wasn't sure if I liked it at the end of the first issue but by the time I turned the last page of issue 4, I found that I was a fan. Read this on Comixology but I plan to buy the hard copy when the collected edition is issued. Worth a second read. Highly recommended for gay comics fans. One of the better gay comics I've read in a while. I wasn't sure if I liked it at the end of the first issue but by the time I turned the last page of issue 4, I found that I was a fan. Read this on Comixology but I plan to buy the hard copy when the collected edition is issued. Worth a second read. Highly recommended for gay comics fans.

  9. 5 out of 5

    David Edmonds

    Happy #pridemonth, y’all! My next #queer read is KILLER ASSASSINS by @davidmbooher with art by @claudiabalboni, from @darkhorsecomics. Max and Alex, super queer reformed assassins, are just trying to make their way in the galaxy (and hide from their former, fluffy-monkey employer). When Alex’s old flame hands them what should be a simple rescue job, they jump at the chance for the money. You know these things are never that simple though. When the truth comes out about the nature of the job, Max Happy #pridemonth, y’all! My next #queer read is KILLER ASSASSINS by @davidmbooher with art by @claudiabalboni, from @darkhorsecomics. Max and Alex, super queer reformed assassins, are just trying to make their way in the galaxy (and hide from their former, fluffy-monkey employer). When Alex’s old flame hands them what should be a simple rescue job, they jump at the chance for the money. You know these things are never that simple though. When the truth comes out about the nature of the job, Max and Alex need to decide between getting paid or helping take down a fascist, xenophobic dictatorship. What’s a queer to do? It’s a fun, quick read full of one-liners and plenty of sass. The retro sci-fi pulp vibe is great. The entire creative team is #queer, too, which is a nice touch. I’d definitely pick up more volumes in the future, if they were to release any more. #books #bookstagram #book #booklover #reading #bookworm #bookstagrammer #graphicnovel #booknerd #bookaddict #bibliophile #booksofinstagram #instabook #bookshelf #booksbooksbooks #readersofinstagram #reader #booklove #instabooks #frommybookshelfblog #frommybookshelf #queerbooks #happyreading #queerbookstagram #pride #pride🌈 #queer #lgbtq🌈 #alphabetmafia

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ashley (Red-Haired Ash Reads)

    Series: Killer Queens #1-4 Rating: 5 stars - I loved it! OMG this was a wonderful queer story. Alex and Max are reformed assassins for hire and also super gay. Things are constantly going wrong on missions for them and it was hilarious. I just loved all the queerness in this comic. Alex is a lesbian, Max is gay, their ship is painted rainbow colors, and there is a hippy bus speeder. Also, I loved the banter between Alex and Max so much. They have a great friendship and can always rely on each othe Series: Killer Queens #1-4 Rating: 5 stars - I loved it! OMG this was a wonderful queer story. Alex and Max are reformed assassins for hire and also super gay. Things are constantly going wrong on missions for them and it was hilarious. I just loved all the queerness in this comic. Alex is a lesbian, Max is gay, their ship is painted rainbow colors, and there is a hippy bus speeder. Also, I loved the banter between Alex and Max so much. They have a great friendship and can always rely on each other. I really hope there will be more books in this series because I loved these two and their crazy missions. You can also find my reviews at Red-Haired Ash Reads.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tuni

    This was a fun 60’s flair gay sci-fi adventure! Only thing bad I could say about it is that I wish there was already more. Fingers crossed for it getting picked up for another mini-series.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jaimee P.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Camp

  14. 5 out of 5

    Crystal

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jon Tully

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jared Beattie

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan Underhill

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lex Ophiuchus

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kirsten

  20. 4 out of 5

    Will

  21. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kelsey

  24. 5 out of 5

    Dennis

  25. 4 out of 5

    Byron Oneal

  26. 4 out of 5

    Effie (she-her)

  27. 5 out of 5

    Cale Dietrich

  28. 5 out of 5

    Patrick

  29. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

  30. 4 out of 5

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